Thought from Fr. Colm - 20th March 2020

I will be saying Mass this Sunday, the Fourth Sunday of Lent and, I will be alone - which I find very difficult, as I will greatly miss your physical presence. Indeed, as the Eucharist is at the heart of our Christian gathering, it seems a contradiction not to be with the community. But we all know how exceptional these circumstances are. That is why it will be important to know that you are sharing with me in a more profound spiritual communion. Many of you have access to Mass on the many websites available, and please do avail of them. But do also join me, and all our parishioners in quiet spiritual togetherness at 10.00am.

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The parish of the Durham Martyrs incorporates the Catholic churches of Our Lady of Mercy and St Godric, St Bede and St Joseph (Gilesgate) in Durham City. We are part of the Finchale Partnership and based within the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle.

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St. Bede,

St Godric's RC Primary School, Carrhouse Drive,


DH1 5LZ 

Our Lady of Mercy

and St Godric

Castle Chare

St Joseph

Mill Lane

Marjorie, the Parish Secretary's working hours are 8:30am -4:00pm Tues - Fri. If you email outside these hours you will receive a response when Marjorie is back in the office. 

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